02/17/18 Lower Salt River Land & Water Cleanup
Coon Bluff Recreation Area - Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger Distrcit
Video by Milo LeBaron & LeBaron & Carroll Insurance, a proud sponsor of Natural Restorations.
Natural Restorations and Friends of the Tonto National Forest hosted a Lower Salt River Land & Water Cleanup Event at Coon Bluff Recreation Area on Saturday, February 17, 2018. More than 250 volunteers, including 73 volunteers under the age of 18 years old, helped us remove 3.2 tons of trash from the Salt River! That's 6,400 pounds!
Thank you to all of the volunteers for working so hard to make a significant impact on the Lower Salt River! Thank you Republic Services for donating the dumpster!⠀
We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of this event: American Rivers, Arizona Outback Adventures, Ascender Game Carrier, CopperPoint Insurance Companies, Garland Signs & Specialties, Matt and his team at the Home Depot in Mesa off McKellips & Power, Icon Vehicle Dynamics, Insane Jeep Audio, Knuckle Busters, LeBaron & Carroll Insurance, Republic Services, Salt River Project, Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, Southwest Airlines Phoenix, Tom Corey Images, and the U.S. Forest Service Tonto National Forest - Mesa Ranger District.
Special thanks to the kayaking guides and everyone at Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA) for bringing out 10 tandem kayaks, gear, and two kayaking guides to help volunteers access even more trash than we would have been able to on foot.
Photos by Tom Corey Images - Click on a picture for full-size image.
Photos by Lisa Ristuccia, Education Manager at OdySea Aquarium
Photos by Nicole & Justin Corey
We would like to thank everyone from Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) for their hard work! Not only did the SRWHMG remove trash from Pebble Beach, they also helped the Forest Service by painting over graffiti painted on the bridge columns at Pebble Beach, and they picked up trash and nails from pallet fires in Bulldog Canyon. Huge thanks to the Mesa Ranger District for providing them will all of the supplies they needed for the project.
Photos courtesy of SRWHMG & Destini Rhone